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Poetry isn't an activity, it's a way life is lived.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.
– W. H. Auden
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
– Denis Diderot
Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.
– M. C. Richards
Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human mature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life.
– William E. Channing
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.
– John Keats
Poetry the best words in the best order.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
– Shelley, incomplete, poets
Poets can't worry about popularity since loving life and humanity involves saying what some people don't want to hear.
– Vanna Bonta
Poets generally love cats -- because poets have no delusions about their own superiority.
– Marion Garretty
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
– G. K. Chesterton
POEZIA e o ştiinţă a acţiunii.
– Gellu Naum
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.
– Graham Greene
Pointing out the comic elements of a situation can bring a sense of proportion and perspective to what might otherwise seem an overwhelming problem.
– Harvey Mindess
Poker is generally reckoned to be America's second most popular after-dark activity. Sex is good, they say, but poker lasts longer
– Alfred Alvarez
Polaire! The agitating and agitated Polaire! The tiny slip of a woman that you know, with the waist slender to the point of pain, of screaming out loud, of breaking in two, in a spasmically tight bodice, the prettiest slimness ...
– Jean Lorrain
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
– Thomas Sowell
Politeness costs nothing. Nothing, that is, to him that shows it but if often costs the world very dear.
– W. Allingham
Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little
Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
– Joseph Joubert
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
– Ambrose Bierce
Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.
– Doris Lessing
Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
– Murray Edelman, _Politics as Symbolic Action_, p. 1
Political image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.
– Walter Frederick Mondale

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